TMNT #1 Club
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4 hours ago, Icculus308win said:

Right now it’s $42K ($50,400 w/ BP)

$55,200 now (includes BP), the previous record ($38,200) is shattered with 23 hours to go.  Without any more bids, it's already a very surprising result.

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2 hours ago, valiantman said:
6 hours ago, Icculus308win said:

Right now it’s $42K ($50,400 w/ BP)

$55,200 now (includes BP), the previous record ($38,200) is shattered with 23 hours to go.  Without any more bids, it's already a very surprising result.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/alternative-underground/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1-mirage-studios-1984-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7211-91091.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

Now at $63,000 (with BP) and 20 hours to go.

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Woah. 

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8 minutes ago, valiantman said:

Now at $63,000 (with BP) and 20 hours to go.

Wow!

So you are telling me at least two individuals want this book bad enough, to pay more than double what it’s been selling past few years?

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8 minutes ago, Icculus308win said:
18 minutes ago, valiantman said:

Now at $63,000 (with BP) and 20 hours to go.

Wow!

So you are telling me at least two individuals want this book bad enough, to pay more than double what it’s been selling past few years?

Apparently, which is even more surprising when it's likely that both bidders know a second 9.8 is coming up on Heritage in November.

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5 minutes ago, valiantman said:

Apparently, which is even more surprising when it's likely that both bidders know a second 9.8 is coming up on Heritage in November.

Word!

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24 minutes ago, valiantman said:

Now $75,000 with 15 hours to go.

:facepalm:

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Wtf is going on - $75,000 for TMNT #1?!?!

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5 minutes ago, Icculus308win said:

Wtf is going on - $75,000 for TMNT #1?!?!

Well it is a rare book and important pop culture after all so maybe there that?

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Again book has been a $30K+/- book for 3 years - now $75K ($62K w/out BP) in matter of a day - it’s nuts

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Will sure be interesting to see how the next 9.8 goes.  Only 25ish of them so even with one coming up soon its not like a IH 181 9.8 where you see one every damn auction.

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The November one will be interesting, that’s for sure!

It is unique copper book to see in auction, any auction that is for sure🤘

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1 hour ago, Gotham Kid said:

:facepalm:

I respectfully disagree with your facepalm.

Been predicting this one basically all my life...TMNT was an American cultural phenomenon and it's popularity has endured despite the god awful Michael Bay movies.

The first print of #1 is a book that was organically rare, not manufactured to be rare like all the modern garbage you see nowadays.  3000 printed and how many survived?  Probably a lot of inflation by CPRs on the census too.  It's every bit as deserving of this kind of money as any GA book.  After all, all comics are inherently worthless, their value being 100% nostalgia driven, and enough people who grew up with TMNT are now coming of age, that have too much damn money, and are getting nostalgic.

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Wow. Well, that's what happens when you have few 9.8's come up for auction at a site like Heritage for a year. Ebay has had several 9.8's listed since for far less but no bites. Heritage has the access and trust of wealthy buyers. Pair that with a rare comic and boom.

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53 minutes ago, GM8 said:

Wow. Well, that's what happens when you have few 9.8's come up for auction at a site like Heritage for a year. Ebay has had several 9.8's listed since for far less but no bites. Heritage has the access and trust of wealthy buyers. Pair that with a rare comic and boom.

So by paying this premium markup, are these crazy bidders getting ripped off or just basically setting the new "floor" price point for 9.8's of this book for the future?  

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6 minutes ago, carefulsum said:

So by paying this premium markup, are these crazy bidders getting ripped off or just basically setting the new "floor" price point for 9.8's of this book for the future?  

The premium is very clear and obvious. Price is what someone is willing to pay. In this case right now, someone is willing to pay $75,000. It doesn't matter the seller only would get $62.5K. He'll likely get even less with taxes and other costs already spent. So yes, the floor is whatever the final strike price is, including the BP.

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10 hours ago, Icculus308win said:

Again book has been a $30K+/- book for 3 years - now $75K ($62K w/out BP) in matter of a day - it’s nuts

di-ck measuring contest between 2 yahoos

reminds me of the time when a Tec 44 8.5 went for 19K (!!!) on Heritage (internet bidding ended at around 4K) when even the Highest Graded Central Valley 9.4 is at 11.7K

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